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Description

Scarce map of the world engraved by Jodocus Hondius.

The map is very similar to the oval format world in Abraham Ortelius' Epitome Du Theatre du Monde, although there are several notable diffrences. The Langenes map includes several new names in North and South America ('Tolm reg.[num],' 'Norrobega,' 'California,' 'Virginia,' and 'Patagones'). The Solomon Islands are 'Islas de Salomon' on the Ortelius map and 'Insulae Salomonis' here and 'Guinea Nova' is circumscribed on the earlier map and undefined on this one, where it is labeled 'Guinea no.' The configuration of the gigantic southern continent, 'Terra Australis nondum cognita' on both maps, is very different.

A nice example of this scarce map.

Reference
Shirley, No.211.
Barent Langenes Biography

Barent Langenes was a Dutch publisher and engraver at the turn of the seventeenth century. He worked in Middleburg, Netherlands.  He is best known for his publication of Petrus Bertius’ Caert-Thresoor in 1598. This pocket world atlas was small, printed in the vernacular, and was more affordable than folio-sized competitors, allowing more people to own and use atlases. The atlas was a commercial success and was printed twelve times in Dutch, French, Latin, and German editions between 1598 and 1650, although Langenes was most likely only involved in the first two Dutch editions (1598 and 1599).